GELEEN - Dutch PPE Solutions, a joint venture of VDL Groep and Royal DSM, says it is now producing carbon neutral meltblown fabric for facemasks following its use of raw materials from Borealis.
Borealis is providing the company with renewable polypropylene from its Bornewables range of circular polyolefins, supporting them in reducing the climate impact of meltblown production. The raw material is made from bio-based feedstock derived entirely from waste and residue streams and has ISCC PLUS certification
According to Dutch PPE, making its filter materials with Bornewables and green electricity enables it to significantly lower its carbon foot print.
“In the Netherlands, we produce high-quality medical face masks and meltblown filter material with priority to serve healthcare workers and the local industry. With Borealis as a partner, we significantly lower our carbon footprint at the same time,” says Mark Bakermans, managing director Dutch PPE Solutions.
In line with its EverMinds ambitions to accelerate action on circularity, Borealis’ Bornewables are made from second-generation raw materials such as waste and residues from vegetable oil refining and used cooking oils.
Borealis’ Bornewables products are ISCC PLUS certified in accordance with mass balance requirements, confirming the authenticity as renewable materials and traceability from raw materials to finished product.
“We are delighted that together with Dutch PPE Solutions, we are able to provide a solution that contributes towards safety and a better climate outcome,” added Trevor Davis, Head of Marketing Consumer Products at Borealis. “Thanks to our Bornewables range, we are able to help customers meet their sustainability goals while maintaining the existing quality standards of their products, which is in the true spirit of EverMinds.”